JOB FILLED - Senior Food Safety Manager

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Job Description: 

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy. We currently have a position available at our BUSINESS facility in Tech Center - Caldwell, ID.

Accountable for ensuring efficient operation of Simplot Food Group Food Safety systems. Provides JRS FG factories (domestic and international) Contract Manufacturers and Suppliers with technical support and leadership in areas of food safety and food defense. Ensures factory compliance with applicable food safety regulatory and corporate guidelines. Identifies opportunities to strengthen plant / co packer / and supplier food safety systems. The incumbent will also provide technical support to other JRS departments, serving as a technical resource in areas related to: risk assessment, technical support strategies for critical business initiatives, new product development, process changes, product shelf life studies and microbiological assessments. This position also provides leadership and technical support to Supply Chain by assessing sanitary operations. This position most closely works with and provides service to: Manufacturing, Marketing, Sales, Supply Chain (Purchasing, Production Planning, and Inventory Control, Quality Assurance) and R&D to help ensure business plan objectives are being met.

This position will travel as necessary (domestic and international) to provide technical support as required to support, JRS facilities, Contract Manufacturers, Joint Ventures and/or Alliances. The incumbent should be intimately familiar with the US regulatory environment (FDA / FSIS) regarding food safety, FSMA, HACCP, sanitation and be able to conduct in depth hazard analysis (microbiological, physical and chemical). Ability to utilize industry specific expertise to implement business imperative food safety processes is critical.

Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Assists with identifying and evaluating new technologies with external partners and companies.
  • Manages Quality, Food Safety and Regulatory policies and principles for the Food Group.
  • Develops staff in all functional areas.
  • Evaluates food safety and compliance risks regarding new products.
  • Serve as technical resource for other JRS departments.
  • Bachelor's Degree from 4-year college or university.
  • Ten plus years related experience and/or training.
  • Combination of education, training and/or experience will be considered for this position.

Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

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